The H Word!
I got rain last nite! It was sorta predicted, but I really wasn't expecting any right here! The swap plants were all sitting out on the lawn, and were already wet, but I decided to leave them out there anyway since "real" water always seems (to me) to benefit the plants more than the "tube kind" of water! I suspect it has something to do with the negative ions in the rainwater, but I don't really know that for sure! I wound up getting 2/10" of rain, and the plants were looking really good this morning!
THEN I saw the weather on the noon news, and they were saying we could possibly get some H! The H, of course, being HAIL! The sun was out when I got up, and I had moved some of the "inside stuff" out to join the swap stuff, but it had been getting darker and darker, and had actually started raining lightly again, so when I saw what looked like a pretty intense little storm cell moving toward me on NOAA radar, I ran out--in the light rain--and moved all the plants back up onto my deck! That's a lot by now, and there's just room for a path to walk across the deck when everything's up there! Guess what! VERY shortly after I moved them all up there, it started getting lighter and lighter again, and now the sun's back out!
What I'm trying to figure out now is if I magically prevented the hail by moving the plants out of harms way, and if that's true, I guess I'll have to keep a buncha plants in pots all summer so I can move them to safety when it's supposed to hail---thereby preventing any hail damage in my yard!!!
BUT--if I had left them out there, maybe I would have gotten more rain, even if I had to take some hail with it!
Ya think maybe washing the car would get me just some more plain rain---without the hail???
Oh my! What a quandary!
Did anybody else get any rain/hail/snow in the last couple days? Any more snow to "garden thru" up your way, Digit?
I think H Word season is rapidly approaching!